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Carolina Hurricanes Face the Tampa Bay Lightning: NHL Odds and Betting Stats

Carolina Hurricanes

vs

Tampa Bay Lightning
Saturday, December 27, 2014 7:00 PM ET
St. Pete Times Forum

The visiting Carolina Hurricanes hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Tampa Bay Times Forum against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Carolina Hurricanes opened as 110 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.7-1.7 win for the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning bring a 21-11-4 record to the battle against the 10-20-4 Hurricanes. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 20-16 so far and the Hurricanes go 10-20-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Carolina injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Tampa Bay Lightning) and the No. 23 (Carolina Hurricanes) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 2-ranked offense (3.25 goals per game) against a Carolina Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.74 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 19.35% rate while the Hurricanes have a 83.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Carolina was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Devils. They won as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Lightning were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends

Carolina is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Carolina's last 12 games
Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to Montreal, Monday, December 29th
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Monday, December 29th

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